November 2021

Posts tagged as 'Zanotta'

the fibreglass 'Formula chair' by Eero Aarnio for ADELTA, 1998

In the visual arts the term ‘plastic’ is used for any form of creation involving a medium that can be sculpted or moulded, but it is also the term for a type of material that revolutionised the twentieth century. The name of no other material describes so clearly the inherent property which makes plastic so unique – the ease with which it can be shaped.


Using a number of plastic chairs as an example Architonic outlines the metamorphosis of this item of furniture which more than any other is deeply involved in cultural history, charting how its design idiom and technology have changed in recent decades. (by Susanne Fritz)


read Susanne Fritz’s article on Architonic

Joe Colombo's 'Birillo Stool' for Zanotta, first launched in 1971, celebrates its 40th anniversary

There’s nothing like celebrating the anniversary of a design classic to make you feel old.

It’s 40 years since future-gazing Italian design legend Joe Colombo’s ‘Birillo Stool’ for Zanotta was first launched. Having made an appearance along the way in Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopyian film masterpiece ‘Blade Runner’, the piece, with its pop-aesthetic-meets-the-language-of-the-Bauhaus reinforced-plastic and fibreglass base, tubular-steel frame and leather rotating seat, is still as engaging as ever.


Mon 14.6.

‘NYX’ by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

The almost perky simpleness is the convincing element of this new bed by Zanotta in times of material overdoses. The dismountable steel frame is available in the shades of black or white. The Springing is made from bent beech strips, with stiffness adjusters. Version 1707 has headboard cushions with goose down – 100% pure material, with polyurethane insert and removable fabric or leather cover.

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

'NYX' by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta

more Zanotta products @ Architonic

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘NYX’ by Emaf Progetti for Zanotta (IT)